Pre and Post Cruise Hotel near Passenger Terminal in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Nyhavn waterfront

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen or Kobenhavn, known as the City of Spires, is located on the East Coast of the Danish island of Zealand and is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. The lively capital of Denmark is one of Scandinavia’s most vibrant cities, rich in tradition and history.

There is a number of cheap, low priced hotels in Copenhagen Denmark. But if you are looking for a more luxurious or first class place to stay near the cruise port terminal there are also plenty to choose from.

Ships dock at either of four cruise terminals.

Copenhagen

Port of Copenhagen in Denmark – Where to Stay ?

The Port of Copenhagen provides four cruise terminals which are located around 5 to 10 minutes from the city centre. Kastrup airport is 20 minutes away by taxi or bus. The passenger piers are Langelinie Quay, Nordre Toldbod, the Freeport (Frihavnen) and Ocean Quay (Oceankaj). Ocean Quay is the newest one.

Most cruise passengers choose to stay right in the heart of the city close to the Central Railway station and Tivoli Gardens. From your hotel in the city centre, you can walk to most all of the attractions, and you’ll have plenty of choices for dining. You can easily take either a taxi, or train to reach the port.

It’s also popular to stay in the Nyhavn waterfront district, a charming and very picturesque area with many outdoor cafes and restaurants. The picturesque 17th Century Nyhavn Harbour waterfront district is within walking distance of Amalienborg Castle and the Royal Danish Theatre. Stroget shopping street is approx. 10 minutes’ walk away.

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Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
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Historic waterfront hotel within easy reach of the cruise port terminal of Copenhagen Denmark.

Copenhagen AC by Marriott Bella Sky Hotel
AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen
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Scandinavia’s largest hotel located outside Copenhagen city centre. Metro nearby.

Copenhagen Absalon Hotel
Absalon Hotel
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Highly rated hotel located in vibrant Vesterbro district, within 5 minutes’ walk of Copenhagen Central Station and Tivoli Gardens.

Copenhagen Cruise Port in Denmark

The main embarkation and debarkation terminal for ships starting or ending a cruise in Copenhagen is the Freeport Terminal.

It’s a major departure point for cruises to the Baltic Capitals, such as Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Stockholm in Sweden and St. Petersburg Russia, and for cruises sailing to the natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords. Several cruise lines sail also from Copenhagen to the British Isles, Reykjavik Iceland and Greenland.

  • Ocean Quay (Oceankaj)

    Newest cruise facility in the city of Copenhagen Denmark.

    – How to get to Ocean Quay

    The easiest way to get to/from the terminal is by taxi.

    Bus routes 25 and 27 serve the Oceankaj cruise terminal area as well. Bus number 25 runs between Nørreport Station and Oceankajen with a stop at the Østerport Station, while bus number 27 only runs to Østerport Station. From Østerport there is easy access to the city center by bus or s-train (around 10 minutes).

  • Freeport (Frihavnen) Cruise Passenger Terminal – Pier

    Freeport Terminal is where most ships embark and disembark passengers while docked in Copenhagen.

    – How to get to Freeport Pier

    Freeport can be reached by taxi, train and bus (number 26 from the central station stops at Oceankaj). The nearest railway station is Nordhavn S-Tog station, about 15 to 20 minutes walk away. Trains run every 5 minutes.

    Bus No 26 stops in Sundkrogsgade, 50 meter outside the Port entrance. NB: No public bus service is available on Saturdays and Sundays to and from the Port Stop.

    Ships dock at one of following piers ; Orientkaj (c252, c254), Levantkaj (c266), or Oceankaj (c330-c334).

    Major companies sailing from the harbour are MSC Cruises, Costa, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity, Oceania, and Holland America Line. Plenty of hotels can be found within easy reach of both terminals.

  • Langelinie Passenger Terminal – Pier

    Langelinie cruise pier is mainly used by ships making a port of call in Copenhagen. The pier is located approximately 1,5 miles or 2,5 km from the city centre (10 minutes walk).

    – How to get to Langelinie

    You can easily reach the pier and city centre by taxi or local bus (#26). Osterport is the closest rail station.

    Vessels dock at Langelinie Pier (c190-c199).

  • Nearest Airport

    Kastrup Copenhagen Airport CPH

    International flights arrive at Kastrup Airport CPH, which is located about 6 miles or 9 km from the city center. The airport is the hub for Scandinavia’s largest international carrier SAS — Scandinavian Airlines.

    – From the airport to the city centre

    You can catch a train from Kobenhavns Lufthavn, Kastrup Station to the city centre. You can also take the Metro which takes you also to the city center.

    Another option is taking the SAS shuttle bus which runs to the central train station (Hovedbanegarden), or by taking a local bus to downtown Copenhagen.

    Staying near the airport can be convenient when you’re flight arrives late or departs early in the morning. Kastrup airport is a 10 to 12 minutes train or metro ride from central Copenhagen. A few establishments offer a free complimentary airport shuttle to/from the airport terminals. Free Wi-Fi is available at most properties.

    Sturup Airport MMX

    Malmö’s Sturup Airport (MMX) in Sweden is 40 minutes away by bus from central Malmö. From here you can take a train to Copenhagen Central Station (30 minutes).

  • Largest City of Scandinavia

    The symbol of the city is the “little mermaid” sculpture, one of the most photographed statues in the world.

    Copenhagen is the largest city of Scandinavia and is the center for banking, commerce and finance. The city houses also the Danish government. Both Carlsberg and Tuborg breweries, which are Denmarks leading beer export companies, are located in Copenhagen.

    The old city centre is home to majestic architecture, historic art galleries, museums and buildings. It can easily be explored on foot. Visit the Rosenborg, home to the Danish crown jewels, and the Christianborg, the house of Denmark’s three supreme powers. Not to be missed in the Frederiksstaden district are two of the city’s most iconic symbols, Amalienborg Palace and Frederik’s Church.

    In Nyhavn, stroll along the colourful canal-side with plenty of cafes and contemporary boutiques facing the waterfront. Nyhavn stretches from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse.

    A nice day out for families with children is the famous Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world boasting several roller coasters and other attractions.

    Copenhagen offers a wide range of reasonable priced hotels, and more luxurious 4 and 5 star properties. Staying in an apartment can be very convenient for larger families or groups. B&B’s offer you a cosy, comfortable stay. Breakfast is included.

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